Paleokastritsa Beach
Paleokastritsa Beach
4.5
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Surrounded by lush greenery and rocky cliffs, Paleokastritsa Beach is known for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and stunning natural beauty. The beach is also great for a variety of water sports, making it popular amongst adrenaline seekers. Tours of the bay will take you the enchanting Nausicaa's Cave and the famous Blue Caves, and secluded beaches that are only accessible by boat. The Monastery of Theotokou overlooking the bay is just a short distance from the beach and is considered one of the most important monasteries on the island. – Tripadvisor
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  • Michele J
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    Gorgeous cove with spectacular views. We drive an hour to experience this beach and swimming. Well worth the trip! Crystal clear water surrounded by cliffs. There are restaurants and little beach shops nearby. Also a great hike up to monastery right by the cove.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Eithne R
    Manchester, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My happy place
    This was our second stay in Paleokatskritsa. We do not rent a car, just wanting to chill on the beaches, swim, walk, and switch off. There is an excellent bus to and from Corfu Town if required, 40 minutes. The water is beautiful , clear and clean. The monastery is wonderful, not a long walk, steep with amazing views. We love Zefiros, Nikos, Coral Accessories gift and jewellery shop, which is the last shop on the left as you walk down to Aleppo marina and beach, just before you arrive in to Paleokatskritsa. The pleasant owners make jewellery for you, which can be collected 20 minutes after commissioning! We also love the first shop on the left of the row as you approach the beginning of the walk up to the Monastery, before the tourist shops begin. Athena and her mother stock excellent local honey, olives, kumquat sweets and coated almonds, with homemade baklava which is delicious. On the other side of the road, beside the entrance to the car park, there is a large tourist shop where, sadly, we had our one and only unpleasant experience, so we avoided them and enjoyed the typical warmth and friendliness of all the other Paleo people. A place to slow down, walk, read and sleep and swim and eat. For me, perfect .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 June 2023
  • GARY
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Stunning place. The walk down and back up takes time. Don't go in flip flops as some people did. We saw a few falls. Top tip once again get up go early. If not it will be mobbed and filled with boat trips. You will thank me when you have the place to yourself practically. Allow at least 40mins for the decent down.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Wayne Cook
    71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, gorgeous little beaches and fantastic boat trips
    Beautiful views and stunningly clear waters.greet you on arrival to this gorgeous little bay on the western coast of the island. We arrived on a coach trip from further along the coast and it was definitely worth the visit for the views. On arrival. our coach pulled into a substantial car park at the end of bay before the driver took us all down to the hatbour to jump onto a discounted boat ride around the bay and caves. If you do nothing else in the town. take the boat trip, it gives a fantastic view of the area, costing around €15 for a guided trip lasting about 45 mins the captain telling us about the history of the area and you even get to see a James Bond film location . Arriving back we wandered up to the aquarium. €8 entry for another guided tour with some lovely exhibits but nothing extraordinary but for the price its worth the entry fee. In terms of food and drink there are plenty of options, and prices are probably what you would expect to pay in a popular tourist area. We stopped and ate at Zefiros, a lovely little cafe at the opposite end of the strip to the aquarium, with good food and service, but be warned toilets are up a couple of flights of steep stairs, but I would definitely.recommend this place, especially if you like people watching, as everyone has to pass by this little place. As expected the bay is full of the little souvenir shops with their trinkets. costing about 50% more than the rest of the island for the same things. Are there any bad points? I guess there are a couple. The Monastery which is a must see apparently, is up a steep climb and not one for those less able, we had to give it a miss as just too much for me and if you're not a sun worshipping beach goer then there isnt a lot to do if you're there for several hours as the beaches are quite narrow and packed. You.can hire boats to go out to sea yourself, which seemed quite popular. Overall worth it for the views alone but if you're not planning on sitting on the sand all day maybe somewhere to stop off on a tour of the island
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Arthur C
    Bury, United Kingdom264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area.
    Lovely views of the bay and the crystal clear waters. There are a few gift shops which are overpriced and some nice places to eat. We were there for a few hours which is enough unless you want to sunbathe on the beaches. There are also boat trips though we didn't go on one.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach
    We visited on a thursday in August. Roads to the beach can be a bit torturous, but it's worth making the effort. Get there before 10.00 as there is limited parking (5euros for the day). Limited shade, so either buy an umbrella at the shop at the north end of the beach for 12-14 euros, or hire one by the aquarium. The views are stunning, and the water is crystal clear. Felt a bit cooler than the other beaches we went to, but great for snorkelling - lots of fish.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • oak2wn
    Oakland, California849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful waters
    Came in April 2023, just before tons of tourists start coming to Greece. We stopped here and at the harbor to see the clear waters and to enjoy the view. We lucked out on a parking space, and there was a place for us to grab a snack and drink. Only a couple people were in the water, as it was still cold at the time. Worth a visit to just take in the surroundings.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2024
  • Michael S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful cove and sandy strip
    Visited as part of a day excursion from Kanoni, and it lived up to expectations. Paleokastritsa seemed to incorporate numerous small coves strung along a winding coastline on the west coast of Corfu but most people seem to converge at the far end of the resort where there is a large car park, various shops and restaurants and various jetties from where you can join a 30-minute boat cruise past the cliffs and into a few caves. Cost me 10Euros but had to be done! The beach itself is quite a narrow strip but I managed to find a spot to perch for an hour. Wooded mountains make an attractive backdrop. While most promotional photos are taken from high above the resort, the beach was almost as beautiful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 April 2024
  • Pompeylad
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Beach, but that’s all it is…?
    Pretty beach, but there’s nothing else there. Early in the season so not at all crowded, but I imagine come the middle of summer it could be be chaotic. Beautiful to see & be on your way within the hour. The road from Sidari has unbelievable hairpin bends. Not for the faint hearted.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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spiderwoman9
191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The views are amazing but only a few shops,2 cafes and a aquarium. A lovely place but too small for me but that's my personal choice
Written 22 May 2024
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Spencer C
50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited the town after amazing visit to the castle. Town was disappointing as it appears a bit unkempt and tired in places.
Lots of building work going on and just seemed untidy
Maybe it’s just the time of year!!!
Written 11 May 2024
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rikanju
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely peaceful beach ,it does get very busy later , clear blue sea , good cafes and restaurant s. Reasonable prices, 5 euro for a coffee and beer.
Written 29 April 2024
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Pompeylad
Portsmouth, UK268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Pretty beach, but there’s nothing else there.
Early in the season so not at all crowded, but I imagine come the middle of summer it could be be chaotic. Beautiful to see & be on your way within the hour. The road from Sidari has unbelievable hairpin bends.
Not for the faint hearted.
Written 28 April 2024
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Michael S
Cardiff, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Visited as part of a day excursion from Kanoni, and it lived up to expectations. Paleokastritsa seemed to incorporate numerous small coves strung along a winding coastline on the west coast of Corfu but most people seem to converge at the far end of the resort where there is a large car park, various shops and restaurants and various jetties from where you can join a 30-minute boat cruise past the cliffs and into a few caves. Cost me 10Euros but had to be done! The beach itself is quite a narrow strip but I managed to find a spot to perch for an hour. Wooded mountains make an attractive backdrop. While most promotional photos are taken from high above the resort, the beach was almost as beautiful.
Written 21 April 2024
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oak2wn
Oakland, CA849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Came in April 2023, just before tons of tourists start coming to Greece. We stopped here and at the harbor to see the clear waters and to enjoy the view. We lucked out on a parking space, and there was a place for us to grab a snack and drink. Only a couple people were in the water, as it was still cold at the time. Worth a visit to just take in the surroundings.
Written 15 April 2024
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Eve
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very small beaches. Overpriced hotels. Not a lot to do other than go out on boats to take in the scenery. The scenery was nice. Only ordered drinks in bottles, nothing open, as I was worried about hepatitis from open containers.
Written 1 February 2024
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F R A N K I E
Corfu, Greece13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Pure heaven on earth. Just so good for your soul. You have to come and spend some time here. Your soul with thank you after. The views are amazing and there are cosy bars around the beach if you feel the need to have one or two.
Written 30 October 2023
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RobsGoodlife
Saffron Walden, UK53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We caught a bus from the Green Bus company which was amazing value. Regular, air conditoned coaches ,comfortable seats and only 2.30 euro! The bus crosses the island and then winds through the areas accomodations, restaurants , shops etc to terminate in a car park on the tiny bay surrounded by rocky cliffs.
Its nice enough but heaving with tourists and randomly located tourist establishments and traffic.
We found the beach pleasant enough but very crowded with a mixture of sand, stones and pebbles to lay a towel on. There were places to rent sunbeds with umbrellas at one end. Showers on the beach edge and a couple of rudimentary sheds to change in. One can rent boat trips, peddalos and umbrellas. The water is very calm and clear but falls away from the land steeply amoungst large boulders, occaisonally inhabited by fish which can nip (attracted if you have a cut or graze we found).
A walk up the winding road from the end of the beach to the monastery gave some picturesque views but a free for all of traffic in both directions trying to access a minimal car park. Not a particularly interesting building from the outside so we skipped the crowds inside. A chic but expensive restaurant with nice views opposite.
A pleasant say out for the price and I surmise a budget holiday destination for longer stays.
Written 25 September 2023
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK864 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Without any human beings this would be incredible, as a sequence of stunning bays join together to create a natural marvel. Unfortunately there are loads of humans and the small beaches struggle to cope with the vast numbers of people that pour out of tour buses. There are also some really scruffy areas - why don’t the authorities fine businesses that create mess or leave junk?
We planned to travel to the beach by green bus from Gouvia but it never turned up. The app said delayed by an hour. We ended up sharing a taxi at a cost of €40. On the way back we got the bus at the origin. It didn’t even stop at the 2nd bus stop although there were passengers waiting. Generally the bus service is unreliable and taxis expensive.
Written 22 September 2023
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